Pixvana partnered with the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) to explore the unprecedented possibilities for dance and performance within virtual reality (VR), resulting in the three-minute VR film Silent Resonance.
TITAS Presents, labeled “North Texas’ foremost presenter of dance”, recently announced it will honor the SMU Meadows School of the Arts Division of Dance at its annual Command Performance Gala on May 13 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.
José Mateo Ballet Theatre in Massachusetts will present three ballets by Artistic Director José Mateo as part of its Taking Flight program on March 24 – April 9. They’ll explore the sweet, the strange and the ominous at The Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge.
The American Dance Competition (ADC|IBC) is coming up on March 25-30 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pre-professional ballet dancers will compete for esteemed opportunities and attention from prestigious jury members. As part of the annual festivities, ADC|IBC will also host a celebratory Gala event featuring local and international ballet stars. The special Gala is set for March 30 at The Mahaffey Theater.
Renowned choreographer Trisha Brown, a leader and founder of American postmodern dance, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. The influential artist was 80 years old.
Progressing Ballet Technique will soon host training workshops in North America with Founder and Director Marie Walton-Mahon. Designed for teachers who wish to learn all three levels of PBT, they will be held in locations from Los Angeles to Washington D.C.
Riverdance, the internationally-acclaimed Irish dance phenom of toe-tapping men and women, continues to take North America by storm. It tours through June 18 and by the time it’s done it will have performed in 60 cities across the USA and Canada.
Ballet Chicago, an internationally recognized professional track school of ballet, launched its Studio Company (BCSC) 20 years ago. To honor the company’s Platinum Anniversary, a concert program will be presented Saturday, May 6 at 2 and 7:30 pm at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.
For the first time, audiences will witness new Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin’s vision take the stage through Gennadi’s Choice – an exciting program curated by Gennadi himself and designed to explore the evolution and transformative nature of dance. It will run for one weekend only, March 17-19, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
New York City’s Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, led by Founding Artistic Director Igal Perry and Executive Director Yarden Ronen-van Heerden, will present its Spring Season this month. The two programs feature works by Perry, Jae Man Joo and Marlena Wolfe.
Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue has been touring across America since February 2 and will continue through April 24. This show explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations.
Visceral Dance Chicago continues its 2016-17 Season with SPRINGFOUR on April 8 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. It will include a world premiere entitled Synapse by Artistic Director Nick Pupillo, as well as Minor Threat from Canadian-based choreographer Mark Godden.
Ailey II makes its NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts debut March 29 – April 2, sharing two programs of premieres and returning favorites with audiences during its annual New York season. The 12 young dancers return to the New York stage after a 25-city world tour.
BodyVox—a dance organization in Portland, Oregon—will present the skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE in a program based in classical roots on March 23-April 1. Founded by longtime BodyVox dancers Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk, the skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE has become a fixture on BodyVox's annual Portland performance season.
San Francisco Ballet will present the third annual Sensorium at the War Memorial Opera House on Tuesday, March 21, from 7:30 pm to midnight. SF Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has created an innovative, interactive evening, tailored toward a younger audience.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California will soon present the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre’s new production of Whipped Cream, choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, with sets and costumes by pop-surrealist Mark Ryden. There will be seven performances March 15–19 in Segerstrom Hall.
Texas Ballet Theater will perform Rooster & Smith & Scher, a trio of ballets, at Bass Performance Hall on March 3-5. This mixed repertoire features Rooster, a rock ‘n’ roll ballet set to the music of The Rolling Stones; A Full Life, a world premiere by choreographer Avi Scher; and Imbue, a world premiere by choreographer Garrett Smith.
Oklahoma City Ballet recently announced that it has acquired two new facilities to expand the mission and reach of the organization, which works to present the finest in classical and contemporary dance to Oklahoma City.
The cross-pollination in ballet between Russia and Italy has a long, fascinating history, and by bringing the excellence of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy to Italy today, Russian Ballet International is rekindling an exciting exchange that has roots in the early days of the Academy.
The Jets Flight Crew is a professional cheerleading squad for the New York Jets of the NFL. The squad of 40 women performs to crowds of 82,000 fans on game nights and regularly participates in media appearances. For dancers interested in joining the crew, Founder Denise Garvey will hold Audition Prep Classes at various venues in and around NYC in March and April.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA in western Massachusetts will present two solo works created in response to and performed within Nick Cave’s monumental exhibition Until, currently installed in MASS MoCA’s largest gallery. Iconic choreographer Bill T. Jones will perform on March 4 and Bessie Award recipient Okwui Okpokwasili will perform on April 7.
Miami City Ballet recently premiered The Fairy’s Kiss, its second commission from world-renowned ballet choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. On February 24-26 the company will bring this new work – as well as George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet and Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia – to West Palm Beach. Then on March 11-12, this program will also be presented in Ft. Lauderdale.
Star Talent Productions kicks off its 2017 Competition Season this weekend with a sold-out event in Spartanburg, SC. Over the course of the next three months the dance competition will travel to 11 more cities before hosting its final event of the year, its Nationals, in Greensboro, NC on July 12-16.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with an impressive spring performance lineup that is bringing some of the finest in the performing arts to the stage. For dance, there are a couple notable events taking place.
Dance Teacher Web, an online resource for dance teachers, has just announced a new partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) to present the organization’s exclusive Silver Swans Teacher Training Course at the 2017 Dance Teacher Web LIVE Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. This gives teachers access to delivering a new program of ballet classes for the over-55s from fall 2017.
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sjDANCEco, a year-round contemporary dance company based in San Jose, California, will soon present its ChoreoProject Awards on March 17 and 18 at the San Jose State University Dance Theatre. This low-tech series for all dance disciplines is designed to provide emerging and professional choreographers a cost-free opportunity to present their work.
Colorado Ballet will present a collection of three master ballet works to live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra in Ballet MasterWorks on February 17-26 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Choreography by Yuri Possokhov, George Balanchine and Jiří Kylián complete the program.
Dancer and choreographer Ian Eastwood has released a new video in honor of Valentine’s Day. It features him and the Young Lions grooving to “Happy Valentine's Day” by Outkast.
Throw Down Dance Challenge recently kicked off its 6th Season on February 11 and 12 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Somerset, NJ. The 2017 Season will also tour to venues in Atlantic City, NJ; Jackson, NJ; Langhorne, PA; and East Haven, CT.